It’s Free Speech Year at UC Berkeley — a rededication to one of the campus’s most cherished values, and one that most defines the campus in the eyes of the world.
Free Speech infuses the campus landscape, its people and events. To bring all the pieces together, the Office of Communications and Public Affairs has developed a hub of information related to free speech on campus — freespeech.berkeley.edu. It will be updated throughout the year.
The new website presents the latest news about events, past and upcoming, and encompasses a variety of campus perspectives. It’s the place to find resources including campus policies on hosting events and on protesting safely, plus a series of FAQs outlining Berkeley’s legal obligations under the First Amendment.
It’s where you can tap into events like tomorrow’s appearance by Ryan Lenz, editor of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch blog. His topic: The Alt Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know.
There’s also a place where people can add their comments to the campus conversation on Free Speech.